Tom Brady misses Tampa Bay Buccaneers practice with shoulder and finger injuries following sack during defeat to the chiefs, as head coach Todd Bowles is also absent due to ‘personal reasons’
- Brady came out of Sundays loss (41-31) vs. Chiefs with a minor rotator cuff injury
- He injured his right fingers in September in a fumbled snap against the Saints
- Tampa Bay said earlier this year that Brady, 45, would sit out at times due to age
- ‘When you’re 45, your body changes a lot,’ Brady recently said on his podcast
- Click here for all your latest international sports news from DailyMail.com
Tom Brady sat out of Buccaneers practice on Wednesday due to injuries to his right finger and right shoulder, as the team’s head coach was also absent.
After Sunday’s 41-31 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, it was reported that Brady came out of the game with a minor rotator cuff injury, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network.
The 45-year-old quarterback hurt his shoulder in a first-half sack from Chiefs cornerback L’Jarius Sneed before being stripped of the ball.
Bucs QB Tom Brady hurt his shoulder after a strip-sack from Kansas City’s L’Jarius Sneed
The Bucs ruled Tom Brady out of practice on Wednesday, but the QB will likely play on Sunday
Earlier this season, on September 18, he sustained a finger injury against the New Orleans Saints after fumbling a snap exchange with center Robert Hainsey.
Brady was previously listed on the Buccaneers’ injury report on September 23 after the finger injury but is yet to miss a game this season.
Before its opening game against the Dallas Cowboys, Tampa Bay announced that Brady would be taking it a little easier this year, with the three-time MVP set to take every Wednesday off as a veteran day for personal and recovery reasons.
The seven-time Super Bowl champion had already taken a past Wednesday off in September, with the Bucs listing it as a rest day.
Veteran days are relatively common among the NFL’s older elite talents, but Brady especially may need to use those days. The 45-year-old mentioned on his ‘Let’s Go!’ podcast after the Bucs’ win against the Cowboys that hits could begin to take their toll on his body, despite only being sacked twice at the time.
Brady said on his podcast that the hits are racking up, saying he’s taking things ‘day by day’
‘When you’re 45, your body changes a lot. So what am I dealing with now? I woke up today going, ‘Holy s***, there was a few hits,’ Brady said on the pod.
Brady has been known to take the occasional Thursday off during the regular season in previous years, but he hasn’t ever pledged to take a day off every week.
On Wednesday, the quarterback was with the team but missed practice, which was led by Bucs assistant head coach Harold Goodwin after Todd Bowles was marked absent for ‘personal reasons.’
Cameron Brate (concussion), safety Logan Ryan (foot) and defensive tackle Akiem Hicks (foot) also sat out of training.
The Buccaneers are currently tied as the first seed of the NFC South with the Atlanta Falcons (2-2), as both teams face off this Sunday at Raymond James Stadium in Florida.
Tampa Bay’s head coach Todd Bowles also missed Wednesday’s practice for personal reasons